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Apple sued by man who claims he invented iPhone in 1992

The iPhone went on sale nine years ago today, and to mark the momentous occasion a Florida man is suing Apple for a whopping $10 billion and 1.5 percent of all future Apple earnings — because he claims to have come up with the idea for Apple’s breakthrough mobile device all way back in 1992.<p>Thomas …

Breakthroughs

Google's DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol

A huge milestone has just been reached in the field of artificial intelligence: AlphaGo, a program developed by Google's DeepMind unit, has defeated legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in the first of five historic matches being held in Seoul, South Korea. Lee resigned after about three and a half …

Samsung's Galaxy A9 has a 6-inch display and a huge battery

Though flagship smartphones have apparently stopped growing, most of them having 5 to 5.5-inch screens, there's still a market for larger devices, …

Watch No Man's Sky wow Stephen Colbert

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert is no stranger to video games after having the likes of PewDiePie attend his show, an honour usually bestowed to …

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests.<p>At that speed, 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies, a high-definition film could be downloaded in a matter of seconds.<p>In a pilot scheme carried of by Estonian start-up …

Wi-Fi

Yeasayer - I Remember (VILLA remix)

Samsung attaches screen to semi-truck to show the road ahead

Getting stuck behind a slow, smelly semi-truck is no fun, but big vehicles are often too hard to pass on a narrow two-lane road. But Samsung just …

This virtual reality first-person puzzle game will break your brain

There was a vast array of virtual reality games to experience at E3 this year, but of the dozen or so I tried, I only found one confounding.<p><i>SuperHyperCube</i>, by Kokoromi, started life as a grey game built for 3D tech, but once virtual reality started to become more plausible for game development, it …

Bungie's Disastrous 'Taken King' Interview Could Have Ramifications For 'Destiny'

Bungie has stepped into an easily-avoidable minefield with a recent interview conducted by Eurogamer with <i>Taken King</i> Creative Director Luke Smith. The interview, which has been spread around the <i>Destiny</i> community far and wide since it was released, is incredibly testy and has rubbed most who have …

Selling

My mom reviews Mortal Kombat X

My mom could beat up your mom. Well, maybe in Mortal Kombat X, anyway.<p>You see, although my mom usually never plays videos games (she’s much more interested in her “stories” and seasonal decorating), I sometimes have her review them. And, of course, I don’t just have her review casual stuff. I throw …

Mortal Kombat

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Potatoes

The Hard-to-Swallow News a 58-Year-Old Army Vet Got Upon Retirement After 20-Plus Years as a Federal Employee

Okay, you’ve served three years in the U.S. Army, voted in every presidential election since Jimmy Carter and worked for government agencies in Florida and Washington<p>Not only that — you’ve even labored for the Department of Justice in a job that mandated background checks every five years.<p>So…what’s …

News Anchor Barely Keeps It Together As She Delivers Breaking News Of Her Friend’s Suicide

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Pokémon monsters Charizard and Greninja join the cast of Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo finally told us when we’ll get to play the new Super Smash Bros. (and the release dates are different for the 3DS and Wii U versions), and now it’s also showing off a pair of new characters. Hope you like pocket monsters.<p>The big, red dragon Charizard and the martial arts-loving frog …

FDA to 23andMe: Stop DNA testing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>23andMe has made a name for itself providing a service many people didn’t even know they needed: a complete …

Should you spend your next-gen console cash on a PC instead?

You've got $400, maybe $500 sitting around and you're thinking that it's time to buy into some next-gen gaming. Sounds great, but maybe you shouldn't invest in a PlayStation 4, or an Xbox One. Maybe it's time to drop some cash on the most established gaming platform in history: The PC.<p>The question …

Meet Capy Games' sadistic, stylish experiment, Synchroma

The developer of <i>Super TIME Force</i> and <i>Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery</i>, Toronto-based indie Capy Games, brought another of its games to Seattle, Wash. last week, giving the public its first hands-on with an experimental title called <i>Synchroma</i>.<p>Inspired in part by Ninja Theory's <i>DmC</i> and the sadistic desire …

Leaked Galaxy Note 3 images show extremely thin bezel

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: ETrade Supply<p>Samsung just confirmed we’ll be seeing the Galaxy Note 3 in one week’s time, and while we already think …

MTV’s Miley Cyrus VMA Video So Terrible You Watched It 10 Million Times

You guys! OMG you guys!<p>Do you know that if you do something super crazy and provocative that involves sex* and put it on TV, that lots of people will …

Miley Cyrus

Samsung Launches A Tablet For Kids

If there’s anything more surprising that the rapid rise of tablets in the workplace, it’s the way children have taken to swiping and tapping their way around iPads and Android tablets too. Seeing an obvious opportunity, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a colorful tablet pre-loaded with …

A Gumpert Apollo might just be better than coffee

Can 800 hp outrun questionable styling?<p>The Gumpert Apollo isn't exactly a looker. Fortunately, it was envisioned as a race car for the street and has the performance specs to make up for its aesthetics. Featuring an Audi-sourced, dry-sump, twin-turbo, 4.2-liter V8 that produces north of 800 hp, a …

Pokemon X and Y Gamescom demo shows off the game's extreme makeover

<i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i>'s revamped visual aesthetic is nothing short of a revolution for the series, but the franchise's next evolution — which had its hands-on debut at Gamescom 2013 — doesn't just look good for a Pokemon game; it looks <i>good</i>.<p>Every part of the game has received a significant visual overhaul. …

Printer concept trades your bulky inkjet for a Stack of paper

Few people have set out to reinvent desktop printers (at least in ways that don't involve shrinking them). But Mugi Yamamoto has a fresh take on how the office mainstays should work; he's trading the bulk of conventional units for a compact device that sits atop a pile of paper and "eats" its way …

3D-printed 'Final Fantasy VII' figurines are polygon-perfect

Although 3D printers are proliferating to the point where NASA plans to bring them into space, consumer-level machines still produce fairly crude results. Joaquin Baldwin has played that to his own advantage, however, by using the technology to recreate an equally crude subject — the cast of …

Microsoft Stares Down Its Last Xbox One Hurdle: $499

I was out of town the past week, and apparently there’s no time to check the internet often when you’re getting married, so I didn’t hear about the most recent Xbox One policy reversal from Microsoft until now. Turns out, in their ongoing effort to literally change everything anyone has critiqued …

Honda wants to save America's drive-in movie theaters

They're part of our car culture, and they're worth rescuing.<p>America's drive-in movie theaters are on the brink of extinction. At their peak in the 1950s and '60s, the country boasted over 4000 of the open-air cinemas. Today, there are 368, and these holdovers from the analog era are in trouble. The …

Ten-Hut! Presenting Defense Mobile, a mobile carrier for U.S. soldiers

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Straight 8 Photography<p>Anyone who has ever spent time in a military town knows there is a whole network …

Researchers build 'robogut' to make fake feces for safer transplants

Canadian researchers have built an artificial gut to synthesize feces in the lab in an attempt to make fecal transplants safer for the patients who need them. Along with her colleagues at the University of Guelph in Ontario, microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe is working to eliminate the risk that the …